The Ordnance Society

Ordnance & Artillery of All Periods

ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL GUNS

This page is for publications including papers, extracts, diagrams and books concerned with ancient and medieval guns.

The first page is now uploaded and is a 1938 document from Friedrich Krupp of Essen and describes very ancient cannon, mainly Bombards.  The text is German, but there are a large number of excellent drawings and some photos.

 

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1938 German Booklet on Design and Manufacture of Medieval Bombards. Fried. Krupp, Essen In  German, with excellent drawings and some photos.

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1887-1888 DEVELOPMENT & USE OF EARLY HAND-HELD FIREARMS – Extracts

 In  German, with photos and some drawings .

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